Joint Spring Workshop – Washington, DC

Come to the Joint Spring Workshop 2013 on April 24th, 2013 and hear Lee Rainie speak on the intersection of communication and technology.

Joint Spring Workshop – April 24, 2013 – “Strategic Communications: Technology, Generations, and Cultures”

As information professionals, we communicate with our users, staff, C-Level, patrons, and each other every day with a myriad of technological devices, languages, infographics, styles and tones. Why does it feel like we are all talking at cross-purposes? Whether communicating your value to a VIP or just trying to stay in touch with your multi-generational staff, speaking across cultures, generations and technology platforms while still adhering to the strategic goals of your library and parent organization, can be formidable. This workshop will present a variety of different communication challenges (either generational, intercultural or via technology) and will look at methods to strategically navigate them to get your message across. It will also help you hear and understand the communications and motivations of others more effectively.

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet.   The Project has issued more than 350 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives.  Lee is a co-author of the new book Networked: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of technology that was written with Barry Wellman. He also is a co-author of Up for GrabsHopes and Fears, Ubiquity, Mobility, Security, and Challenges and Opportunities– a series of books about the future of the internet.  Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor ofU.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.

He may also use attendees as participants in a survey for a new report he is working on – so come to the JSW and be a part of the action.


To register and pay using a FEDLINK training account, contact Elinda Deans at  

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Lee Rainie – Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

Jamie Gelbtuch – Founder and Principal Consultant of Cultural Mixology, a company that “designs, delivers, and facilitates cross-cultural and language training programs in academic, business, and expatriate environments.”

Kerry Keegan – Author of “X, Y and Z are Call Numbers, Not Co-workers: Communicating Through Generational Differences”

Wednesday, April 24 from 9:00 am to 4 pm, continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room

METRO:   Blue & Orange Lines, Capitol South



$85 Non-members

$25 Students/Retirees/Job Seekers

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